Sarah Bidney’s Resume

Sarah Bidney, PGA
2010, 2012 & 2015 Iowa PGA Section Teaching Professional of the Year
2015 Iowa PGA Section Youth Player Development award winner
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
2012 U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teachers – Honorable Mention
Class A PGA Member since 2006
PGA Apprentice from 2002-2006

2017 marks the 16th year Sarah Bidney has been giving golf lessons, her 11th as a full-time Teaching Professional.

Facilities Employed

Wakonda Club  Des Moines, Iowa: Present

Sugar Creek Golf Course  Waukee, Iowa: 2008 – 2014

Promontory Club  Park City, Utah: 2007

Wakonda Club  Des Moines, Iowa: 2006

Stonebridge Country Club  Naples, Florida: Winters of ’05/’06 & ’06/’07

Otter Creek Golf Course  Ankeny, Iowa: 2001 – 2006

Official Titles Held

Current: PGA Director of Instruction

Previous: PGA Teaching Professional, Women’s Coordinator, 1st Assistant Golf Professional

Current Objective

To grow the game of golf in and around the Des Moines area through a wide variety of golf instruction programs and lessons.The goal with every lesson and program is to develop golfers who enjoy the game, whether it be for leisure, fun, competition, making the high school team, obtaining college scholarships, business or merely to learn a game that can be played all throughout life.

Awards & Honors

2010, 2012 & 2015 Iowa PGA Teaching Professional of the Year*
2015 Iowa PGA Section Youth Player Development award winner**
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016  GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
2012 U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teachers – Honorable Mention
2006 PGA Apprentice Acushnet Scholarship Recipient (Top graduate, Iowa Section)

*Only female recipient in the 30 year history of the award, only female to receive the award three times.
**Only Professional to win both the Teacher of the Year and Youth Player Development awards in a single season (2015)

Additional Information

Clinician with Special Olympics Iowa, free one hour clinics for Athletes and Coaches, 4-6 times per season.
2007-Present

Caddy for Kathy Whitworth, LPGA & World Golf Hall of Fame Member, on the Legends Tour.
2001-2006: 6 events

Caddy for Patty Sheehan, World Golf Hall of Fame Member, on The Legends Tour.
2006: 1 event

Coordinated guest clinics with Kathy Whitworth, LPGA Hall of Fame/World Golf Hall of Fame Member.
2006 & 2007

United States Golf Association (USGA) Rules & Workshop seminar
2007, 3 1/2 day workshop
2015, 2 day workshop

JD Turner Golf School Instructor
2008

Rules official IGA Mid-Am qualifier
2006